Do you have a skill that you secretly wish you excelled at? Is there something in your life that you want to change? Is there something that makes your heart happy and sorta gives you that “soul on fire” feeling? For me there are many things that give me that feeling, but I just wish I knew how to do them better. I feel like I can do each one okay (to some degree), but I don’t feel like I excel at any of them. Therefore, I plan to work on these things in the very near future.
Flower arranging – I have always wanted to learn how to arrange flowers. I buy fresh flowers all the time. I get them home, trim the stems and put them in a vase. I hope they look halfway decent (sometimes they do and sometimes they don’t). My daughters and I recently took a flower arranging class. It was an amazing experience. Now I feel like I can pick out flowers and arrange them to look pretty good. I now need to work on pairing flowers and fillers together. I’ve purchased a few books and have been studying them so we’ll see what happens.
Photography – Do you want to know how many cameras I have purchased along with guide books on how to use them? Ugh! Why can’t I just take gorgeous pictures? Actually, why can’t I take my camera out of auto mode and learn how to use it manual? One of these days…
Cooking – I wish I knew how to cook better. I cooked dinner every single night when my kids were little. This ritual went away when everyone started into their after school activities and everyone needed to eat at a different time. I try to make new dishes and desserts. I’ve been experimenting with my new Instant Pot and my air fryer lately. Now it’s just me and my husband for dinner most nights so I’d like to learn some new meals that satisfy both of our palates.
Organization – Are you organized? I find that when I organize the “things” in my life that my brain and my soul feel more organized too. I have purchased so many sets of pretty bins in all shapes and sizes. I have no problem filling them all up. My problem is that I now need to declutter the bins. This is a skill I must definitely tackle right away because I feel like my mess has gotten a little out of hand.
Exercise – I used to be SO good at exercising every single day. I have completely fallen off the wagon. I feel like I sit on my bottom at my computer all day long now and this need to stop. Only I can make it stop and I need to do it for my health and for my brain. Therefore, I’m signing off now! LOL! What a way to end a post!!